Saturday, October 20, 2012

Appy-Picking Month: Fotopedia Series

The Fotopedia series of apps (free) is a terrific resource for eliciting language through visual exploration and connecting to curriculum topics.  There are apps on China, UNESCO World Heritage sites, US National Parks, and wild animals, topics frequently covered in the classroom.  Through rich, detailed photographs often linked to maps, along with informational text available for each picture, you can target categories and descriptive and expository language.  The Wild Friends app is one that could be used for picture stimuli if you are working through the Visualizing and Verbalizing program.

Common Core Connection:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1d Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

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